Part two of last week’s I-cycle Puma’s Sprints:
Part two of last week’s I-cycle Puma’s Sprints:
This is probably old news for everyone but I’m still playing catch up here from my move to Parkslopia last week. Still digging through all the boxes trying to find things like the power cable to the modem and keys to my bike locks.
The Department of Transportation, with their new initiatives of “greening” NYC, wants to increase bicycle commuting with the numbers doubled by 2015, just in time for Mike Bloomberg’s 4th term as New York city’s supreme overlord. Realizing this increase in ridership is largely contingent on secure bicycle parking, the city came up with a contest to design bike racks which will hopefully be completed a lot sooner then that other site in which they had a design contest for.
The contest for new bike racks involved over 200 entries from 24 states and 26 countries and can be read about in this NY times article by Sewell Chan.
10 finalists have been announced and their design submissions are currently installed in Astor Place, by “Alamo”, (the Cube)
Meanwhile, Lyle over at the bike blog Projecto-B took some pictures and realized there was a special place for one of the racks…
You to can make quality cinema like this and submit it too the next instalation of:
Thats right Ken and Luke are back with the ongoing spontaneous bicycle related film screening series.
For submission info check out the bike shorts site at: Bikeshortfilms.com
More info at: myspace.com/louisvillealleycat
Tod is a rising photography superstar and prominent member of the NYC bike community. His images take us on the road with high energy music tours, down rivers on homemade barges and reveal to us the exciting underside of art on the cutting edge.
My second solo show for the year, Constant Quarry, opens tonight at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME. DJs Dirtyfinger, Stache, and Porkchop of the Black Label Bicycle Club will be spinning at the opening from 5-9, and then afterward they will ramp it up to a down-n-dirty dance party till 1 am. Tomorrow night (Saturday) will feature performances by Matt & Kim and Japanther, accompanied by another set by the Black Label boys. If you happen to be within striking distance of Portland, Maine, come on by. It’s beautiful up here, the leaves are starting to change and the air is crisp with the scent of the ocean. I will be in Portland for the next week as part of a small residency with the Bakery Photo Collective. I’ll also giving an artist talk at the gallery on Monday, Oct. 6th, and a guest critique at the Maine College of Art on Oct. 7th. Details below. Thanks!
More Links of Tod’s work:
The Lower East Side Kids Art Bike Parade:
The neighborhood’s kids are psyched, waiting to unveil bikes they’ve transformed at the bike decorating workshops in September. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and the Bari Koral Family Band are ready to play. Local chefs are cooking up treats for after the parade. And 47 bike-less kids now have donated bicycles that have been tuned up, decorated, and ready to take home after the parade.
Here’s the schedule:
10:00 am-11:00 am: last-minute bike decorating, bike helmet fitting, Learn to Ride workshops.
11:00 am: speakers including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, and City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.
11:30 am: parade forms up; music by Rude Mechanical Orchestra
12:00 noon: the parade!
1:00 pm: Celebrate with music by the Bari Koral Family Band, free snacks, games, face painting and more.
1:45: Bike decorating winners announced; raffle prizes (free raffle for all participants)
Still don’t have a bike? Among the items in the free raffle are five bikes in great condition, courtesy of Recycle-A-Bicycle.
The LES Kids’ Art Bike Parade, sponsored by the East Village Community Coalition, celebrates sustainable transportation and community building, with the help of local artists, businesses and politicians.
Co-sponsors include Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle, Bike New York, New York City Housing Authority, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association, New York City Department of Transportation, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts.
For photos from last year’s event, see Here.
For a video about last year’s event, see here.
Yes, I made the switch to WordPress. Things are moving along here at bikeblog and my life is a bit chaotic right now but welcome to my new site. I will be spending time updating this blog as I learn the fine intricacies of word press.
Not only did my blog move, but my wife and I moved from the hip and trendy Williamsburg to the South Side of Park slope, which I like to call Parkslopia. We are expecting our first child in November and well thats the law…you’ve got to be one of those people with the stroller and the food coop and the amazing park.
As I unpack the boxes and look for those field manuals on newborn care, I will continue you to do my best to bring you the good, the bad and the ugly sides of bicycle culture in NYC and beyond.